View Full Version : Knitting News...Exploding Needle!

12-02-2005, 12:56 AM
My roommate found this story. I'm not sure if you guys have seen it, so...enjoy?

Jan in CA
12-02-2005, 01:19 AM
:shock: :shock: Wow...that is freaky! Wonder if it's true? I don't see it on Urban Legends.

12-02-2005, 01:23 AM
:shock: Oh wow.... that's..... uncommon :shock:

12-02-2005, 01:34 AM
that cant be right..... :roflhard:

12-02-2005, 01:48 AM
I ain't buyin it!

12-02-2005, 01:50 AM
It's an intriguing story... but I don't go for it neither... :thinking:

12-02-2005, 02:20 AM
*looks over at knitting needles cautiously*

12-02-2005, 06:44 AM
Well at least she can say that her knitting is the "BOMB"! :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

12-02-2005, 07:25 AM
sssshhhh, April, don't say that too loudly or they'll stop letting us take our knitting needles on airplanes! :rofling:

12-02-2005, 08:52 AM
Yeah, that is not such a good word... :shock:

12-02-2005, 09:05 AM
I don't believe it, but I'm going to tell DH that this is another reason for him to make me some strengthened glass needles. ;)

"But honey, the bamboo ones might splinter into my hands or the plastic ones might melt onto the couch cushions or--or the metal ones could EXPLODE!!"


12-02-2005, 09:17 AM
So DH just took a look at the photo and said that he wants to get hold of the needles to do testing on them. He already has three colleagues identified that will be required to run a full battery of tests. :lol: It's not possible for metal to explode on its own. There would have had to have been a chemical inside the tube. He's wondering if we can email the woman and have her send them to us. :rollseyes: What have I started? :lol:

12-02-2005, 09:47 AM
OH MY STARS!!! that's incredible!!!!

12-02-2005, 09:53 AM
a chemical inside, huh? How big of an insurance policy does the husband have on the wife. I can just hear it...."No, Mr. Insurance Guy, it was accidental. It was her knitting that killed her. So where's my check?"

hmmm... :thinking:

12-02-2005, 10:15 AM
I think it's pretty funny, even if it IS true. I guess that makes me heartless. :shock: But, seriously, how crappily made must a needle be to have some kind of EXPLOSIVE in it?!

12-02-2005, 10:21 AM
I'm not sure if I believe it or not, but I'm really glad that I decided to switch to mostly bamboo needles. :roflhard:

12-02-2005, 10:23 AM
:roflhard: me too!!
going to order that bamboo set for sure now!!

12-02-2005, 12:03 PM
Now I can add my metal knitting needles to my "threats" as in "Back Off, Buddy! I've got a knitting needle and I'm not afraid to use it!" :roflhard:

12-02-2005, 12:06 PM
:roflhard: :rofling: :roflhard:

12-02-2005, 01:44 PM
I've seen this story before. Someone said it was baloney but I forget where I heard that. I'll have to look it up.

12-02-2005, 03:16 PM
Well, this blogger (http://www.purlwise.com/crossing_cables_socks/) says she saw it on her local news....and Paula Lalish is in fact a harpist who lives on Marrowstone Island, WA...

And Sara, I am just :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: over your DH wanting to run tests.

12-02-2005, 04:53 PM
His life is all about materials. If the exploding knitting needles people ever wanted to know what caused it (if it really happened), he's their man.

12-02-2005, 08:38 PM
She did say she thought she bought them at a thrift store, so I guess there is something to be said for quality :D I'm now wondering if I knit fast enough if my bamboo needles would instantaneously combust? :roflhard:

12-02-2005, 10:40 PM
Just because she saw it on the news, it makes it true? I think NOT!

I still don't believe this story for a second, and NOTHING will make me give up my Addi's. They are MINE! MINE! :roflhard:

12-02-2005, 10:43 PM
you know,....If she did buy them from a thrift store, some kid couldve taken off the top (the previous owner) and put gun powder or something in there (not a scientist here), glued the top back on...cause metal needles are hollow. Just a possibility.

12-03-2005, 12:22 PM
And then she KNIT with them? :roflhard:

12-03-2005, 12:34 PM
How bizarre! Glad I have Denises... :rollseyes:

12-03-2005, 12:37 PM
Yeah, what would you do without me?

12-03-2005, 12:39 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: somehow...I wondered if that was coming when I saw you on this thread :)

12-03-2005, 12:40 PM
Well in that case, she wouldn't have known.... but it's just a possibility. I looked at the picture, and I'm wondering that if it was a hoax, how could they make the needle do that without a hole to the other side or something?

12-03-2005, 02:19 PM
I went to Mythbusters at discovery dot com and I was going to post the idea of them doing a show about this but when I went to the FAQ it had a LONG list of stuff they won't do. Exploding needles was one of em :crying:

Couldn't find any link that said this was an urban myth either. I guess it is true. :doh: